Gardening, New Growth and A Crab Apple

10 Feb

1  This first photo may not look so beautiful but it represents me getting out into the garden for an hour and doing some tidy-up gardening so to me, it is beautiful!

Clearing the daisy over-growth

Clearing the daisy over-growth

2  There is lots of growth happening in the garden, from Snow-drops to green manure and daffodil shoots.

Over wintered green manure in the vegetable boxes

Over wintered green manure in the vegetable boxes

Our snowdrops

Our snowdrops

New daffodil shoots

New daffodil shoots

3  The Viburnum flowers have been there all winter and so have the little crab apples, just one un-withered left behind. The birds come to feed at this tree so I don’t suppose it will last much longer.


Viburnum blossom

Viburnum blossom

A lone crab apple on the Malus Everest

A lone crab apple on the Malus Everest

For a few days there has been hope that Kayla Muella might still be alive but today, confirmation of her death in Syria has come through. My heart goes out to all her family. Kayla was friends with my niece in Prescott, Arizona and my sister has written very movingly about her here. Click on the red link to read Daisy’s tribute and to see her painting in honour of Kayla.


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6 responses to “Gardening, New Growth and A Crab Apple

  1. calvin

    February 11, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Top to bottom, I ramble through your garden too.

    The top is warming. She free at last. Sun shine. He in disbelief for it is winter after all. Green shoots, delicate blossoms and look over there is that not green grass. Can’t be.

    The bottom cold and gloomy. The underlayer, horrendous, shocking, it shakes the world around, people fall off. Wonder how the cosmic gardener might tidy this dismal space up. Plant a flowering tree perhaps and watch a spirit grow back her branches, shelter for the innocence, then if the wind does it’s magic, a forest of peace one day. There has to be a way to spin bad into good. Has to be.

  2. sharplittlepencil

    February 11, 2015 at 3:32 am

    PS Also, thanks for visiting my blog. This visit comes late because of unending computer problems over a two-week period. Sorry I was late visiting.

  3. sharplittlepencil

    February 11, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Margaret, as regards Kayla, yes, the sorrow is overwhelming. Didn’t know you have family who were close to her. So sorry, my dear.

    As for the new life you have documented here, thanks for an early peek and a reminder that, yes, this winter will pass. In Wisconsin, we have precious little spring and summer, so we treasure the growing season all the more. Thanks for giving me a little spring fever. Take Care, Amy

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 11, 2015 at 12:43 am

    so love the newness of Spring…but, not here for a couple more months…enjoy!

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Spring has definitely started…I am so excited.

  6. ladysighs

    February 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    A sad day for the family and the world too. 🙁
    Only you can make the tidying-up of a garden look as beautiful as a garden in full bloom. 🙂


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